CHAMPIONS TABLE SEASON NPL ISTHMIAN SOUTHERN 1986-87 Macclesfield Town Wycombe Wanderers Fisher Athletic 1987-88 Chorley Yeovil Town Aylesbury United 1988–89 Barrow Leytonstone/Ilford* Merthyr Tydfil 1989–90 Colne Dynamoes* Sutton United Dover Athletic 1990–91 Witton Albion Redbridge Forest Farnborough Town 1991–92 Stalybridge Celtic Woking Bromsgrove Rovers 1992–93 Southport Chesham Dover Athletic 1993–94 Marine* Stevenage Borough Farnborough Town 1994–95 Marine* Enfield FC* Hednesford Town 1995–96 Bamber Bridge* Hayes Rushden and Diamonds 1996–97 Leek Town Yeovil Town Gresley Rovers* 1997–98 Barrow Kingstonian Forest Green Rovers 1998–99 Altrincham Sutton United Nuneaton Borough 1999-00 Leigh RMI Dag and Red Boston United 2000–01 Stalybridge Celtic Farnborough Town Margate 2001–02 Burton Albion Gravesend and N Kettering Town 2002–03 Accrington Stanley Aldershot Town Tamworth 2003–04 Hucknall Town* Canvey Island Crawley Town ------------ Creation of Conference South and North Divisions ------------ 2004–05 Hyde United Yeading Histon 2005–06 Blyth Spartans Braintree Town Salisbury City 2006–07 Burscough Hampton and Rich Bath City 2007–08 Fleetwood Town Chelmsford City Kings Lynn 2008–09 Eastwood Town Dover Athletic Corby Town 2009–10 Guiseley Dartford Farnborough 2010–11 FC Halifax Town Sutton United Truro City 2011-12 Chester Billericay Town Brackley Town 2012-13 North Ferriby Utd Whitehawk Leamington 2013-14 Chorley Wealdstone Hemel Hempstead PLAY OFF PROMOTION WINNERS FROM 2004 - 2011 2004-05 Workington Eastleigh Hednesford Town 2005-06 Farsley Celtic Fisher Athletic Bedford Town 2006-07 AFC Telford United Bromley Maidenhead United 2007-08 Gateshead AFC Wimbledon Team Bath 2008-09 Ilkeston Town Staines Town Gloucester City 2009-10 Boston United Boreham Wood Nuneaton Town 2010-11 Colwyn Bay Tonbridge Angels Salisbury City 2011-12 Bradford PA AFC Hornchurch Oxford City 2012-13 Hednesford Town Concord Rangers Gosport Borough 2013-14 AFC Fylde Lowestoft Town St Albans City red denotes went on to become a football league club
pink denotes subsequently promoted to Conference Premier after 04/05
* denotes not promoted
1988/89 - Farnborough Town promoted in place of Leytonstone/Ilford
1989/90 - Gateshead promoted in place of Colne Dynamoes 1993/94 - No club promoted in place of Marine 1994/95 - Morecambe promoted in place of Marine Slough Town promoted in place of Enfield 1995/96 - No club promoted in place of Bamber Bridge 1996/97 - Cheltenham Town promoted in place of Gresley Rovers 2003/04 - No team promoted in place of Hucknall Town Number of clubs who went into the football league since 1986/87 ISTHMIAN LEAGUE - SIX NORTHERN LEAGUE - FIVE SOUTHERN LEAGUE - FOUR
As you can see since the creation of the Conference South and North divisions which changed the leagues from step 2 to step 3 on the non-league ladder only AFC Wimbledon and Fleetwood Town have moved up to the football league. Gateshead went very close last season losing the Conference play-off final and are in second place this campaign.
Since the creation of the new Step two (Conference North and South) a total of sixteen promoted clubs have moved up to the Conference Premier from the three leagues in question.
Fleetwood Town are the highest placed club presently in tenth place of League One. The only other clubs at this level are Yeovil Town (who spent last season in The Championship) and Crawley Town. The Glovers are down in 23rd place and will need to start picking up points to prevent two relegations in as many seasons. Crawley Town are in fifteenth place but only five points above Yeovil so it's a very close division. Two or three wins in a row could make all the difference.
Burton Albion, Morecambe, Cheltenham Town, Accrington Stanley, Dagenham & Redbridge, Wycombe Wanderers, Stevenage FC and AFC Wimbledon are all in League Two.
Macclesfield Town and Aldershot Town were relegated in 2012 and 2013 resepectively. They now play in the Conference Premier. Boston United are currently in the Conference North after relegation from the football league in 2007 with AFC Rushden and Diamonds formed after the demise of Rushden and Diamonds top of the United Counties League Premier Division.